New faces

We welcome a number of new faces to the club. The majority are promising young players who I hope will end up in the first team in the years to come (or that I can sell on and make some good money):

Fabio Mora on a season-long loan from AC Milan

Mora #FM12

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He’ll be back up for Lubomir Zapotoka after the sale of Catalin Rentea.

Ondrej Nedved on a free

Nedved #FM12

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Kevin Bjerkestrand on a free

Bjerkestrand #FM12

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Simone Inserra on a free

Inserra #FM12

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Edoardo Russo on a free

Russo #FM12

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Melvin Dubois on a free

Dubois #FM12

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Marlon Allen on a free

Allen #FM12

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Zvonko Buric on a free

Buric #FM12

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Danny Betz on a free

Betz #FM12

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Fevzi Ilhan on a free

Ilhan #FM12

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Moumouni Traore on a free

Traore #FM12

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Regis Olivier on a free

Olivier #FM12

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Defensive midfield is probably my weakest position, so Olivier is likely to see some first team action over the course of the season.

Muhammed Kurak Kuyumcu on a free

Kuyumcu #FM12

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Jorg Ullrich on a free

Ullrich #FM12

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Thodoros Stefanidis on a free

Stefanidis #FM12

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Mahmut Catalcam on a free

Catalcam #FM12

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Uwe Leitl on a free

Leitl #FM12

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Marcel Hrubesch on a free

Hrubesch #FM12

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A player who is young and will hopefully develop. I’ll be looking to blood him into the team over the season.

Bartosz Pietrowski on a free

Pietrowski #FM12

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Robin Theissen on a free

Theissen #FM12

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Roman Kern on a free

Kern #FM12

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Francis Byrne on a free

Byrne #FM12

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Xavier Jalliti on a free

Jalliti #FM12

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Carmine Mello on a free

Mello #FM12

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A challenger for first team football. He’s likely to start on the bench and will hopefully go on to become my starting keeper in future seasons.

Ceri Cornell on a free

Cornell #FM12

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Niels Bundgaard on a free

Bundgaard #FM12

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Cephas Gombami on a free

Gombami #FM12

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Giorgos Michailidis on a free

Michailidis #FM12

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Lee Atkinson on a free

Atkinson #FM12

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Antonis Vitzekas on a free

Vitzekas #FM12

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Flavio Perrotti on a free

Perrotti #FM12

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David Bentley on a free

Bentley #FM12

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Much older than my normal signings, but an upgrade on Jonny Hayes and I hope to be able to get two good seasons out of him.

Christian Bala on a free

Bala #FM12

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Eddie Hawes on a free

Hawes #FM12

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Ilica Perak on a free

Perak #FM12

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Defensive midfield is probably our weakest area. Or it was until I signed Perak. He looks as though he’s going to be able to perform the role very well and offer protection to our back four.

Torben Ostergaard on a free

Ostergaard #FM12

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Renzo Francioni from Inter Milan for £120,000

Francioni #FM12

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Inter didn’t want him and I wasn’t going to pass on the chance to sign a player who could become a key player in midfield in a few years for such a small fee.

Harry Maguire from Derby County for £190,000

Maguire #FM12

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Centre back and defensive midfield cover. He’s probably more likely to play as a defensive midfielder and another player who I hope can develop into an important first team regular.

Matthew Jenkins from Peterborough United for £300,000

Jenkins #FM12

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A defensive reinforcement. He won’t be starting regularly (unless we run into some injury and suspension trouble), but there’s likely to be chances for him in the Cup competitions and hopefully I can blood him in gently.

Mick Byrne from Blackburn Rovers for £700,000

Byrne #FM12

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Blackburn beat me to signing him in January, but the boost to my transfer kitty means that I end up getting my man a few months later and Blackburn make a tidy profit on a very good young defender.

Ben Amos from Tottenham Hotspur (£1,000,000)

Amos #FM12

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Amos is a player I’ve been tracking for a long time, but have never been able to afford. It was between signing him or Bond a couple of seasons ago, with Bond (excellent keeper though he is) being the choice due to being affordable. I’m pleased to be able to finally welcome him to the club.

Nathan Ake from Chelsea (£2,000,000)

Ake #FM12

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I plan on Ake lining up with Vukovic at the heart of our defence. His pace could be an asset and help cover the older Vukovic.

Rainer Breu from 1860 Munich for £3,200,000

Breu #FM12

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I smash our transfer record to bring Breu to the club. He had a great season in Germany and is an outstanding young player. I have my concerns that the board will step in and accept a good offer for Cenci, so am looking to have his replacement in place before they do. Although he’s my record signing, Cenci will be ahead of him in the pecking order. At least to begin with.

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